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Hilton Signs Koko Beach Resort Into Curio Collection, Becomes First Internationally Branded Resort



Arguably rated as one of the biggest moves, Hilton has signed Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos into the Curio Collection by Hilton at the African World Hotel Conference in Nairobi on 13th June 2023, marking the first internationally branded resort on Nigeria’s Atlantic coastline!

The Branding and Management Agreement (BAMA) with Hilton’s Curio Collection is for a new luxury destination in Lagos, Nigeria – Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos!


Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said: “We are delighted to partner with Outposts Investment Limited on this remarkable project as we continue to expand Hilton’s portfolio of world-class brands throughout Africa. Koko Beach Resort Lagos represents Hilton’s third Curio Collection property in Africa, joining the already operating Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, CurioCollection by Hilton, and the soon-to-open Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton. We look forward to welcoming guests to an authentic hospitality experience backed by Hilton’s globally recognized service at this outstanding property.”




Richie Shittu, CEO of Outposts Investment Limited and owner of Koko Beach Resort Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton, shared his enthusiasm: ‘’Our collaboration with Hilton, a brand with over a century of hospitality expertise, will provide an unforgettable beachfront experience for our guests at this unique destination. We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Hilton – a renowned global hotel chain.’’

Due to open in 2025, this 60-room luxury resort, developed with Outposts Investment Limited, is currently under construction on the pristine Ibeshe/Ikaare beach and represents a new dawn for Nigerian tourism, particularly under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s progressive regime. With stunning sea views, private villas, diverse dining options, and an array of world-class recreational facilities and amenities, this project aims to promote domestic tourism and ease pressure on our foreign exchange reserves. A huge thank you to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, whose support has been instrumental in moving this project forward smoothly on the shores of Lagos!!!

Hilton was represented at the signing by Mr Patrick Fitzgibbon and KOKO Beach Hotels & Resorts by its founder, Mr Richie SHITTU. Lagos, get ready to explore this remarkable destination with Hilton’s globally recognised service for an incredible hospitality experience! Stay tuned for more updates!

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BREAKING: 27 year old Nigerian singer, MohBad is dead



Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, has passed away at the age of 27. The former Marlian Records signee was confirmed dead on Tuesday, and it has left the music industry in mourning.

The distressing news was shared by music executive Ovie on his social media platform, #Ovieo, on Tuesday evening.

He tweeted, “Confirmed. MohBad is dead. Sad, sad day.”

Furthermore, Nigerian rapper Olamide Adedeji, popularly referred to as Olamide, expressed his grief with a cryptic message on his social media handle.

He posted, “Damn! Mohbad (sic)” and in another tweet, he wrote, “This life (sic).”

Shortly after the news of MohBad’s passing emerged, an old video featuring Bella Shmurda surfaced online.

In the video, Bella Shmurda can be heard discussing MohBad’s recent battle with mental health issues, adding another layer of tragedy to the artist’s untimely demise.

Details later…

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Breaking: Comedian Kenny Blaq Ties the Knot with his lover

In a heartwarming turn of events, renowned Nigerian comedian, Otolorin Kehinde Peter, popularly known as Kenny Blaq, has taken a great step into matrimony.



Comedian Kenny Blaq Ties the Knot with his lover

Breaking away from the glitz and glamour often associated with celebrity weddings, Kenny Blaq opted opted for a tastefully understated wedding ceremony, standing in stark contrast to the grand, headline-grabbing affairs often seen in the world of Nigerian celebrities.

Kenny Blaq shared the joyous news of his nuptials with his adoring fans via an Instagram post on a Saturday. The comedian’s Instagram feed came alive with enchanting snapshots that captured the essence of his special day.

In one mesmerizing photo, Kenny Blaq looked dapper in a white suit accentuated with striking black stripes, complemented by impeccably tailored black trousers.

He lovingly held his wife Stephanie’s delicate hand, their eyes locked in a gaze overflowing with affection. Stephanie, radiant in her resplendent wedding gown, cradled an exquisite bouquet of flowers, her dazzling smile captivating the lens of the camera.

In a heartfelt caption, Kenny Blaq expressed his gratitude to all those who played pivotal roles in crafting the splendid tapestry of his wedding’s resounding success, showing appreciation for the support and love he received from his well-wishers.

This joyous occasion comes just a few months after the comedian made headlines with his performance at a hotel during the Inauguration of President Bola Tinubu.

Interestingly, while attempting to check into the hotel, he was surprised to find a photo of the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, still hanging on the wall, adding a humorous twist to his eventful journey.

Kenny Blaq’s wedding marks a beautiful new chapter in his life, celebrating love and commitment in a style that reflects his unique charm and personality.

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5 shocking celebrity marriage failures that stunned Nigerians

The entertainment industry in Nigeria is teeming with extraordinarily talented individuals, including actors, singers, comedians, and other captivating performers.



Ninalowo Bolanle, 5 shocking celebrity marriage failures

Through their artistic prowess, they have captivated the hearts of countless Nigerians.

Beyond their remarkable careers, their family lives are facets that often contribute to their elevated statuses.

However, regrettably, some of these beloved celebrities have encountered challenges in their marriages.

Here are a few instances of celebrity marriages that faced turmoil and the reasons behind their breakdowns:

1. Bolanle Ninalowo

5 shocking celebrity marriage failures

Renowned Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, recently announced the end of his 16-year marriage to Bunmi.

In a heartfelt statement shared on his Instagram page, he described this as a sad reality for him and his children, expressing his deep sorrow over the decision to dissolve the marriage.

His statement reads in part ”A sad reality I prayed, nurtured and worked tirelessly hard never to experience for the sake of all. My wife and I have decided to go our separate ways and headed for an irreconcilable marriage dissolution,” Ninalowo said.

2. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele,5 shocking celebrity marriage failures

The multiple award-winning actress, Funke Akindele, faced marital challenges twice.

She initially married Lagos politician Kehinde Oloyede in May 2012, but their marriage dissolved a year later.

In May 2016, she wedded Abdul Bello, a Nigerian songwriter and rapper, but their union also ended in 2022, with JJC Skillz, as he is known, citing irreparable differences.

JJC Skillz said: “Dear Friends and family, I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted, we shared many things and have created two beautiful children”, his post read. “The last two years have been tough for us. I have tried my best to fix things, but I believe it is beyond repair now.”

3. Korra Obidi

5 shocking celebrity marriage failures

Korra Obidi, a talented Nigerian dancer, musician, and model, tied the knot with American chiropractor Dr. Justin Dean in 2018.

Sadly, their marriage lasted only four years, with Dean alleging verbal abuse towards their child and emotional distress as the reasons for his departure.

Dean said: “Many of you know I divorced Korra because we got into an argument and Korra says things to hurt me sometimes and she repeatedly told me that she regretted that June (their first daughter) ever been born.”

4. Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh, 5 shocking celebrity marriage failures

Tonto Dikeh

Popular Nigerian actress, singer, and humanitarian Tonto Dikeh married entrepreneur and philanthropist Olakunle Churchill in 2015.

However, their marriage faced turbulence, with Churchill accusing Dikeh of falsity and domestic violence. He cited these issues as reasons for ending the union.

Churchill said: “Our marriage was plagued with several frivolous claims of falsity, ranging from domestic violence to false allegations and all whatnot. I never laid my hands on her. I have never done that in my life before. She made up those things to discredit my philanthropic works. I am from a proper disciplined Yoruba home.”

5. Julius Agwu

5 shocking celebrity marriage failures
Julius Agwu

Renowned Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Julius Agwu was married to Ibiere in 2008.

Their marriage endured for 14 years, during which Agwu battled a brain tumor.

He attributed the breakdown of their marriage to his ill-health and the challenges they encountered as a result.

According to him, “I have learnt a lot about life. I don’t want to say some things but the fact is that I have grown. Life has taught me that it is important to strategise.”


These stories highlight the complexities of personal relationships even amidst public success. They serve as a reminder that celebrities, like everyone else, face their share of trials and tribulations in their journey through life.

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